Cleveland Indians center fielder Michael Bourn (24) scores a run in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Cleveland won 4-3 in ten innings. (Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Mark Reynolds delivered a pinch-hit, two-out
RBI single in the top of the 10th inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied for
a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers Sunday in the finale of a three-game set
at Comerica Park.
Facing Darin Downs (0-1) in the 10th, Asdrubal Cabrera poked a leadoff double
and advanced to third on Nick Swisher's groundout to the pitcher. Carlos
Santana was then intentionally walked and Michael Bourn followed with a slow
chopper to short, but the Tigers' Jhonny Peralta fired home to throw out
Cabrera for the second out of the frame.
Reynolds, however, made up for the missed opportunity with a single through
the left side that plated Santana for the eventual game-winning run.
Rich Hill retired the first two batters he faced in the bottom of the 10th,
while Cody Allen struck out Matt Tuiasosopo to secure his first save of the
Michael Brantley hit a game-tying RBI single in the ninth off of Detroit
reliever Jose Valverde, who absorbed the blown save that sent the contest into
Cleveland's Joe Smith (1-0) worked a scoreless bottom of the ninth to earn the
win, the Indians' sixth in their last seven tries.
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